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Madeleine McCann: Dr Russell O’Brien, Jane Tanner And Suing The Portuguese Police

by | 9th, November 2007

MADDY WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE McCANNS TO SUE POLICE FOR £1M”

Kate and Gerry McCanns are “considering legal action over a string of blunders which they claim, hampered the search for Madeleine”, it is “claimed”

Will suing the Policia Judicaria help them Find Madeleine?

Page 5: “Parents to sue over police blunders that jeopardised inquiry.” Says McCanns’ lawyer Rogerio Alves: “Because we don’t even yet know what this case’s development will be, never mind making predictions for the future, nothing has been arranged in that sense”

So the McCanns aren’t suing the police? It sounds as if Sen. Alves is answering a question rather than making a point

Another McCann legal aide, Carlos Pinto Abreu, says: “You would have to prove that it was intentional only if you had information that someone had said they knew where the child was and the police had taken no action. It would not be easy but it would be possible”

No mention is made of that headline-making £1million bounty. You can imagine the Express’s hack asking: “So how much could they get, say they did sue? Is £1million fair?”

DAILY MIRROR page 9: “Maddy switch: Tapas 2 named”

Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas says Dr Russell O’Brien and Jane Tanner have contacted police to “correct” their statements

Says Ms Tanner: “I don’t want

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